GENEVA – The Geneva District 304 school board swore in a new member, Dan Choi, at a special meeting June 22.
Choi was one of a dozen candidates who wanted to be considered to fill the vacancy left by Mark Grosso’s resignation last month. Choi’s term will run through April 2021.
The board met in a series of special closed meetings last week to interview the board hopefuls.
“Welcome to the board, Dan,” Board President Taylor Egan said.
“Thank you everyone. I’m humbled and honored,” Choi said. “I really, really hope to get to know all of you on a personal level and work together to move this district forward. I’m really looking forward to it, so thank you very much for the appointment.”
Choi brings experience in community service, including serving as a board member for five years in another school district and as a parent volunteer. He has three children attending schools in Geneva District 304, according to a news release.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dan Choi to the board,” Egan said in the release.
“The strong foundation he brings with his professional background and past board of education experience will allow us to hit the ground running for the remainder of the term,” Egan said in the release. “This institutional knowledge will empower us to immediately act as a complete board of seven, and focus on the important decisions we face in the coming months.”
Egan said the board thanks all 12 candidates who applied for the open board seat.
“Each person displayed a spirit of service to our district and community,” Egan said. “This is the very thing making our town such a special place to live.”